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Western Missouri Correctional Center (WMCC) and Fort Dodge Correctional Facility (FDCF) don’t sound like places with barking puppies, but that’s exactly what you can find. Ashley Anderson, a decorated dog trainer in Des Moines Iowa, started working for Puppies for Parole in 2014. She was introduced...
Cameron and surrounding areas have recently been host to thousands of snow geese as they feed in farm fields and pastures, preparing for migration to their nesting areas on the Arctic tundra, well beyond the northern tree line. Huge flocks have been spotted both in the air and one the ground...
  The following are responses to some frequently asked questions. The answers are not intended as legal advice and are not a substitute for consulting with your legal counsel.    What was Amendment 2?  Amendment 2 is an amendment to the Missouri Constitution approved by voters on November 6, 2018....
Howard Hackett, a local historical researcher recently told me a customer of his had loaned him a book about the civil war. The book mentioned someone from Savannah named John McCorkle had ridden with William Quantrill (Quantrill’s Raiders). Howard was curious if this could have been any relation...
What would Clinton County kids know about Oreo Cupcakes, Lemon Fuzzy’s, Bow Safety, Rag Wreath, or Pinecone Birdfeeders?  If you had an opportunity to be at the annual Clinton County Spring Contest Day, March 9, at the Plattsburg Middle School, you would have been amazed at the project knowledge...
Shad Mort, of rural Kidder, joined the United States Air Force in August of 1989. He took Basic Training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas and was then sent to Myrtle Beach AFB in South Carolina, where he served as a heavy equipment operator. Myrtle Beach was primarily an A-10 (Warthog) base....
CVMS Art student, Lydia Petersen, won Grand Prize from Sargent Art Company at the State Art Competition YAM. As the Grand Prize winner Lydia was awarded $1000 to spend on art supplies. She was recognized and awarded in front of her talented peers from all across the state of Missouri in Jefferson...
Last spring, I wrote about seeing a Logger Head Shrike on a pasture and CRP property in DeKalb County. It had been a while since I’d seen one and I knew they were in decline. Since I wrote last week’s article, I have seen another one. This setting was pretty unique. I have had lots of birds all...
If you think water availability is a new issue for Cameron, have I got a story for you.  I’ll start with where settlements started near Cameron.  Maybe you’ve heard about Somerville and how McCorkle and Samuels got the town started.  They certainly were visionaries, but the first settlements in the...
A few years ago, Jim Ocker showed me an old sign that was found on his family farm just south of Cameron.  It said “Sulpho Saline Route”. It had an arrow pointing north to Cameron and south to Excelsior Springs.   It was a very old sign and the paint was really faded.  I’ve researched many old...

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